Spoilers Collaboration request for Star Trek: Discovery - The Shenzhou Years

Discussion in 'Fan Fiction' started by Logopolis, Sep 26, 2017.

  1. Logopolis

    Logopolis Commander Red Shirt

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    I know it may seem early, but I think there is room for an STD FAN FIC/RP.

    Given that the show opens up at the end of a seven year journey, we see Michael's journey only beginning (in a manner of speaking)

    What I would like to explore is Michael's seven years on board the Shenzou.

    Who is up for it?
     
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  2. tenmei

    tenmei Commodore Commodore

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    The tie in novel is set a year prior to the pilot - with her becoming XO.
     
  3. Logopolis

    Logopolis Commander Red Shirt

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    Yes and the book has gotten good reviews too. That could be great source material. Possibly better than the books that were released in the lead-up to The Force Awakens.
     
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    tenmei Commodore Commodore

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    I'd suggest using the novel as your 'pilot episode' (ep 0x01 and 0x02) then - and then looking at doing a further 11 stories of variable length. One of those 'Season Zero's' that you sometimes see comics do (Galactica did one, for example) with the final story in the sequence being a segue into the opening of 'The Vulcan Hello' or even a full retelling of the Crepuscular Mission.
     
  5. Count Zero

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    I took the liberty of correcting the ship's name in the title and added a spoiler warning - just in case so you can talk freely about the events on the show in here.

    The tie-in novel sounds interesting. I like the suggestion of starting there but I think the beginning of Burnham's tenure on the Shenzhou could be very interesting.
     
  6. Logopolis

    Logopolis Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks for that.

    That's what I was thinking for my fan fic/RP. Really start from the beginning from when she gets on board the Shenzhou and develop her character from there.
     
  7. Logopolis

    Logopolis Commander Red Shirt

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    Well, the first two episodes of Discovery would pretty much be the final 'episodes'. I don't want to do a flashback story, I want to start from their origins and work up to the moments that we have all now witnessed.
     
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    There's a good chance there'll be some flashbacks to those years over the course of the season. If so, might be fun to fill the gaps.
     
  9. Logopolis

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    Now i just need someone to work with lol....
     
  10. queerTrekker

    queerTrekker Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    I have the tie-in book as well I am looking forward ot reading it.
     
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    I love this idea! I like the idea of exploring the rest of the crew in detail. Seeing when characters like Saru, Dabny and Katya joined the crew, as well as creating some original characters to 'fill in' until such a point where those established characters join up.
     
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    totally agree..
     
  13. Logopolis

    Logopolis Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks :)

    PM me if interested.
     
  14. Logopolis

    Logopolis Commander Red Shirt

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    Still looking :)
     
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    queerTrekker Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Hi Joel, been awhile, sorry about that. Anyway I don't think I will be able to collab, things have gotten busy and they are going to get busier for me when I enter the next semester. I pop off a fanfic update once in awhile and do a few things on twitter, but I don't think I can commit. I'm sorry dude. I love the project, and feel free to use the stuff we've done so far with others, but yeah. its crunch time in the ol'RL.
     
  16. Logopolis

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    Hello - just giving this a bump.

    Now that we're a full season done.

    Also open to doing a Georgiou fan fic/RP of her alternate counterpart in the Discovery universe.
     
  17. Logopolis

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    Another bump after nearly a year.

    Still open if anyone keen :)
     
  18. DarKush

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    I've read David Mack's Desperate Hours prequel set on the Shenzhou. I also think the Saru-centric book (Fear Itself) is also set on the Shenzhou or at least is a prequel to the Discovery pilot (I haven't read Fear Itself so I can't say it is set on the Shenzhou for certain though). There is also a Georgiou & Lorca novel (Drastic Measures) set almost a decade before Desperate Hours, though I don't know if that one features the Shenzhou either.

    If you do incorporate Desperate Hours, Mack has done a lot of the groundwork already, establishing who the first officer was prior to Burnham. Also, Mack did some nice sketches of characters, as well as naming characters whose names were made canon on the series.

    All that being said, I had a similar thought when I watched "The Vulcan Hello" and wanted to see more of this crew. I also thought about it when I was reading Desperate Hours, which I finished long after seeing the pilot episode.

    I don't want to commit when I'm not sure I can deliver at the moment, but put me down as intrigued and a maybe.

    Not sure how long you envision this. If it is a Season Zero, then it would be Year Six of Burnham's time on Shenzhou and leading into "The Vulcan Hello". Desperate Hours takes place one year before the pilot episode.

    https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Desperate_Hours
    https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/Desperate_Hours
    https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Drastic_Measures
    https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/Fear_Itself
    https://memory-beta.fandom.com/wiki/USS_Shenzhou

    Perhaps there's some inspiration from the "Age of Discovery" part of Star Trek Online:
    https://sto.gamepedia.com/Age_of_Discovery
     
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  19. Logopolis

    Logopolis Commander Red Shirt

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I'll send you a PM to see if we can make it work.